#2018MAMAonMYX: Here's Everything We Know So Far About This Year's Mnet Asian Music Awards!

Karen Jane Ng

Posted at November 28, 2018

The 2018 Mnet Asian Music Awards is coming our way! Here's everything you need to know about the biggest and most highly anticipated K-Pop event - and how you can be part of #2018MAMAonMYX!

When/Where will it be held?

2018 MAMA will have 3 legs: Korea on December 10, Japan on December 12, and Hong Kong on December 14.

Who will be the hosts?

The hottest K-drama actors are hosting the MAMA festivities: Jung Hae In in Korea, Park Bo Gum in Japan, and Song Joong Ki in Hong Kong.

Who are the nominees?

Best New Male Artist: HAON, Stray Kids, Kim Dong Han, The Boyz, VINXEN, Hyeongseop X Euiwoong

Best New Female Artist: NATURE, GWSN, IZ*ONE, (G)I-DLE, LOONA, fromis_9

Best Male Artist: DEAN, Roy Kim, Park Hyo Shin, Zico, Hwang Chi Yeol

Best Female Artist: IU, Sunmi, Chungha, Taeyeon, Heize

Best Male Group: GOT7, NCT 127, NU’EST W, Wanna One, BTS, SEVENTEEN


Best Band Performance: DAY6 – “Shoot Me”, FTISLAND – “Summer Night’s Dream”, Guckkasten – “Stranger”, Kiha and the Faces – “Cho Shim”, Hyukoh – “Love Ya!”

Best Hip Hop & Urban Music: DEAN – “instagram”, Jay Park – “Soju”, Zico – “Soulmate” (Feat. IU), Crush – “Bittersweet”, Heize – “Jenga”

Best Music Video: BLACKPINK – “DDU-DU DDU-DU”, TWICE – “What is Love?”, Wanna One – “Beautiful”, BTS – “IDOL”, SHINee – “Good Evening”

Best OST: NU’EST W – “And I” (“Mr. Sunshine”), Roy Kim – “No Longer Mine” (“Familiar Wife”), Park Hyo Shin – “The Day” (“Mr. Sunshine”), SEVENTEEN – “A-TEEN” (“A-TEEN”), Paul Kim – “Every Day, Every Moment” (“Shall We Kiss First?”)

Best Unit: EXO-CBX – “Blooming Day”, Wanna One Triple Position – “Kangaroo”, gugudan SEMINA – “SEMINA”, SEVENTEEN BSS – “Just Do It”, Girls’ Generation-Oh!GG – “Lil’ Touch”

Best Vocal Performance Solo: Roy Kim – “Only Then”, Park Hyo Shin – “Sound of Winter”, Lim Chang Jung – “There has Never Been a Day I Haven’t Loved You”, Jung Seung Hwan – “The Snowman”, Heize – “Didn’t Know Me”

Best Vocal Performance Group: iKON – “Love Scenario”, MAMAMOO – “Starry Night”, MeloMance – “Tale”, Bolbbalgan4 – “Travel”, BTOB – “Only One for Me”

Best Dance Performance Solo: Sunmi – “Siren”, Seungri – “1, 2, 3!”, Chungha – “Roller Coaster”, HyunA – “Lip & Hip”, Hyolyn– “Dally” (Feat. Gray)

Best Dance Performance Female Group: AOA – “Bingle Bangle”, TWICE – “What is Love?”, BLACKPINK – “DDU-DU DDU-DU”, Red Velvet – “Bad Boy”, Lovelyz – “That Day”, Oh My Girl – “Secret Garden”

Best Dance Performance Male Group: Wanna One – “Boomerang”, GOT7 – “Lullaby”, MONSTA X – “Shoot Out”, BTS – “Fake Love”, SEVENTEEN – “Oh My!”, PENTAGON – “Shine”

Nominees for the other song categories are automatically nominated for Song of the Year while nominees for the genre categories are automatically nominated for Artist of the Year.

How to vote?

You can vote on Mnet's official page here until December 9.

Who will be performing?

Among the confirmed acts in MAMA Japan are BTS, IZ*ONE, Twice, Monsta X and Wanna One. BTS and Wanna One will also perform in MAMA Hong Kong alongside Seventeen, GOT7 and Momoland.

Who are the special guests?

Legendary US pop icon Janet Jackson is attending this year's MAMA along with Chinese Singaporean singer Lin Jun Jie, Japanese actor Matsushige Yutaka, Korean stars Cha Seung Won, Hwang Jung Min, Jang Hyuk and Seo Hyun Jin.

Where can you watch 2018 MAMA?

All three legs will be aired live on MYX which is available on cable and ABS-CBN TV Plus!

But that's not all, MYX is taking lucky fans to Hong Kong so you can cheer on your favorite K-Pop artists. To join, all you have to do is register at and tell us why you deserve to win a ticket to 2018 MAMA! Promo ends December 2.

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